Recipe of the Day: What to Cook in September 2012

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Tailgate-Ready Chili

Packed with fill-you-up beans and beef, Ellie's big-batch chili is a weekend staple that will feed a crowd.

Get the Recipe: Three Bean and Beef Chili

The Pioneer Woman's Weekend Breakfast

Wake up to a plate of Ree Drummond's sunny-side-up eggs, best served atop a cheesy potato hash.

Get the Recipe: The Eggbert's Sunriser

Ina's Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Ina uses a combination of gruyere and cheddar cheeses to make her grilled sandwich deliciously gooey.

Get the Recipe: Ultimate Grilled Cheese

50 After-School Snacks

When after-school snack cravings hit, look to Food Network Magazine's collection of quick-to-prepare munchies.

Easy One-Bowl Brownies

Treat yourself to a midweek dessert of rich, moist chocolate brownies, best topped with your favorite munchies, like marshmallows, pretzels or candy.

Get the Recipe: One Bowl Cocoa Brownies

Stovetop Lasagna

Food Network Magazine's 30-minute lasagna is packed with spinach, meat and cheese and can be made right on the stove.

Get the Recipe: Stovetop Lasagna

Giada's Mess-Free Baked Salmon

Eliminate after-dinner cleanup by baking Giada's tomato-topped salmon fillets in throw-away foil pouches.

Get the Recipe: Salmon Baked in Foil

Paula's Mini Lemon Cakes

These two-bite treats are finished with a lemon-scented glaze.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blossoms

Almost-Instant Pancake Mix

Ditch the store-bought boxed mix and stir together this homemade version instead. It keeps in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Get the Recipe: Almost Instant Pancake Mix

Quick Pulled Pork Tostadas

Shred juicy, tender pork tenderloin and top with lettuce, Monterey Jack cheese and pico de gallo.

Get the Recipe: Quick Pulled Pork Tostadas

Mix It Up: Spaghetti Burgers

For a creative twist on two dinner staples, top burger patties with mozzarella and tomato sauce and serve with crispy, cheesy deep-fried noodles.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Burgers

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

This easy weeknight side dish is made with just four everyday ingredients and pairs well with a simple roast or chicken.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Sliced Roasted Potatoes

50 Tacos

Make tonight Mexican night with the help of Food Network Magazine's 50 classic and creative takes on tacos.

Breakfast for Dinner

Switch up your dinner routine by serving Ellie's breakfast-style burritos, stuffed with fluffy scrambled eggs, black beans and salsa.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Burrito

Sunday Chicken Supper

Made with just a few ingredients, this rustic chicken dinner takes just 30 minutes to prepare and is flavored with two whole heads of garlic.

Get the Recipe: Garlic-Roasted Chicken

The Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Pudding

Deliciously creamy and decadent, Ree's rich chocolate dessert is served in individually portioned cups.

Get the Recipe: Pots de Creme

Highest-Rated Pork Chops

Moist and juicy, these thick-cut pork chops are coated in a potato chip-herb crust and served with a creamy pesto sauce.

Get the Recipe: Potato-Crusted Pork Chops with Pesto Sauce

Quick Avocado Salad

This 15-minute salad is tossed with sliced red onion and a simple dressing of Dijon mustard and orange juice.

Get the Recipe: Watercress, Avocado and Orange Salad

Alton's Better-Than-Boxed Macaroni

Make Alton's rich and creamy mac and cheese right on the stove for a quick, no-fuss weeknight meal.

Get the Recipe: Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese

The Pioneer Woman's Cheesy Potatoes

Ree Drummond's twice-baked spuds are filled with a savory combination of bacon bits, sour cream and cheddar cheese.

Get the Recipe: Twice-Baked Potatoes

Just-Like-Mom's Spaghetti and Meatballs

Classic spaghetti noodles are tossed in a simple sauce of tomatoes, garlic and basil and finished with moist turkey meatballs.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Hummingbird Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Topped with a rich cream cheese frosting, this banana-pecan cake is spiced with a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

Get the Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Top Secret Cinnamon Buns

Warm, fragrant and deliciously gooey inside, these oversized cinnamon buns are a must-try indulgence.

Get the Recipe: Almost-Famous Cinnamon Buns

Takeout at Home

Skip to-go containers and make this 30-minute dinner of tender teriyaki beef with broccoli and ramen noodles.

Get the Recipe: Beef with Broccoli Teriyaki and Ramen Noodles

Garden-Fresh Tomato Salad

Put in-season tomatoes to work in this bright salad, tossed with a mustard vinaigrette and toasted bread.

Get the Recipe: Tomato Salad with Cheese Crisps

Make Tonight Steak Night

For a complete meal in just 30 minutes, cook up Food Network Magazine's juicy strip steaks and serve them with charred green beans and sweet grape tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Steak with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Chimichurri Sauce

30-Minute Mexican Chicken Flautas

Similar to egg rolls, these five-star wraps are stuffed with a chicken-vegetable mixture and deep-fried until golden brown and crispy.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Flautas

Picnic-Ready BBQ Ribs

Brushed with a sweet and savory mixture of espresso and soy sauce, these tender, flavor-packed ribs will be the star of your holiday cookout.

Get the Recipe: Michael Chiarello's Babyback Ribs with Espresso Barbecue Sauce

Bobby's Piled-High Burger

Stacked with cheddar cheese, sweet grilled onions, mushrooms and more, Bobby's five-star burger is hearty and complex.

Get the Recipe: Cedar Planked Burgers

The Pioneer Woman's Corn Casserole

Easy and creamy, Ree Drummond's make-ahead side dish packs a subtle punch of heat, thanks to chopped jalapeño peppers.

Get the Recipe: Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

Create a stunning all-American trifle by layering soft pound cake with cool whipped cream and fresh seasonal berries.

Get the Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

Juicy Chicken Drumsticks With Biscuits

Serve pan-fried drumsticks with concentrated tomato jam and buttery biscuits for a Southern-style holiday spread.

Get the Recipe: Drumsticks With Biscuits and Tomato Jam

Highest-Rated Rosemary-Mustard Pork

Lean and juicy, these quick-cooking pork tenderloins are brushed with a rosemary-white wine sauce, grilled and served with tender sweetened peaches.

Get the Recipe: Rosemary-Mustard Pork With Peaches

50 Potato Salads

Food Network Magazine's collection of picnic-ready side dishes features a mix of classic and deliciously creative potato salad recipes.

Giada's Grilled Chicken With Pesto

Giada finishes moist grilled chicken breasts with a simple spread of spinach pesto, made with pine nuts and fresh lemon juice.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto

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